Property


Selecting The Right Property Manager: Key Questions To Ask

Selecting the right property manager will have a big impact on how well your investment performs. The property manager is effectively your representative and so as well as receiving rent on your behalf, will also find suitable tenants, deal with maintenance, handle disputes and sort out any issues at the end of the tenancy. It’s a big job. Select the right property manager and as well as seeing your investment grow
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Landlords and Tenants: Rights and Responsibilities

The landlord and tenant relationship is primarily a legal one. There are various pieces of legislation concerning landlords and tenants but the main one is the Residential Tenancies Act 1986. If you are considering investing in a rental property then you will need to be familiar with the requirements of the legislation. In this article we summarise the key rights and responsibilities of both landlords and tenants…
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How To Find A Skilled Tradie

When it comes to finding a skilled tradesperson it seems as though everyone has their own horror story. From poor quality workmanship or taking too long to complete a job to unforeseen additional costs, we’ve all had bad experiences. So how do you go about finding an honest, dependable professional to get that job done? Well, here are some tips to help guide your selection.
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The Essential Guide To Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home may be a very exciting time, but it’s also one of the most important, let alone expensive, decisions you will make. So what things do you need to take into consideration when making your choice? Carry on reading to discover our essential guide to buying your first home.
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Social Media And Property Management Making It Work For You

Social media is now a very valuable marketing tool for businesses. Facebook is the most popular social media platform and in New Zealand alone it has 2.9 million users – an amazing 61% of the population. And there are hundreds of thousands of us using other social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter.
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Landlords’ Responsibilities: Government Gets Tough

If you’re a landlord then you’ll probably have heard of the Residential Tenancies Act 1986. It’s the main piece of legislation covering landlords and tenants in New Zealand and it sets out their respective rights and responsibilities. However, what you may not have been aware of is that the Ministry of Business and Innovation has set up a tenancy compliance and investigations team to check on…
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Looking For The Perfect Tenant? Then Turn Your Rental Into A Home

Finding the perfect tenant – one that pays their rent on time and takes care of your property – is the goal of every property owner. However, a simple change in emphasis could be what’s missing if you’re finding it hard to get good, long-term tenants. You see good tenants are just like everyone else – they’re looking for a nice house that they can call home. So if you wouldn’t want to live in your own rental property, then chances are potential tenants won’t want to either.
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Selling Your Home? How To Select The Perfect Real Estate Agent

Having the right real estate agent can make all the difference to achieving a quick and stress-free sale that also gets you to top dollar. But what are the key attributes a real estate agent should have? To help you in your selection, here we identify the qualities that your real estate agent should have. Good communication skills. It goes without saying really but your agent should have great communication skills.
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Are You At Risk? Why Mortgage Protection Insurance Is Essential

Could you continue to pay the mortgage if you were no longer working? For most Kiwis, the answer to this question is not for long, and that’s why mortgage protection insurance is essential. In this article, we look at what mortgage protection insurance is, and we share some tips on how to find the right policy.
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Top Tips For Selling Your Home

If you’re thinking of selling, don’t miss the boat though by under-estimating how long to will take you to get your property ready for market. In this article we share some advice on how to get your home ready for sale asap.
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